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Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope
Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope
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Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, sent shockwaves around the globe that are still felt today. Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks and thousands more were injured.  On the afternoon of the attacks, three firefighters paused in their rescue work to raise an American flag at Ground Zero in New York City. In the midst of horror and despair, the iconic photo of the men would remind Americans that they were far from beaten. It represented the country’s strength, courage, decency, and its hope for the future.

PublisherCompass Point Books
Age Level9-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 5-9
SubjectHobbies & Crafts, History, Social Studies
Trim Size9 1/4 x 10 1/4
Page Count64



Booklist - Sarah Hunter

"Iconic photographs capturing key historical moments litter textbooks, but sometimes the historical circumstances surrounding those photos get lost in the shuffle. Titles in the Captured History series aim to clarify that context by zeroing in on recognizable photos and outlining some of the events leading up to the moment as well as analyzing the photograph and its ultimate impact. . . .The approachable text, appealing layout, and fascinating lens through which to explore history are all bolstered by extensive source notes and additional resources." - Booklist

December 15, 2016

VOYA - Jim Nicosia

"STARRED REVIEW! Capstone’s Captured History series of middle-grade picture books proceeds from the belief that a photograph can change the world. To that end, it has inaugurated its series with exquisite and insightful texts focused on the most iconic photographs in history. . . .each book succinctly takes a measured approach to understanding the visual imagery, historical context, and complex sociopolitical climate within which a photograph thrives. Even adults long-since familiar with the images will find much to learn and appreciate in this impressive collection. . . .these brief texts will ignite interest and perhaps prompt more research. As such, these books should be in every progressive middle school in the nation." - VOYA

December 1, 2016

Booklist - Julia Smith

"Top 10 Continuing Series! The stunning books in this series view history through the lens of groundbreaking photographs, zooming in on iconic moments and then placing them in greater historical context. Look for series subsets in world history and sports, too." - Booklist

October 1, 2016

Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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